Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows 1 to 3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of Mentha x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, jelly.
From northern China, Siberia, Korea, Japan. This vigorous, deciduous shrub has prickly stems and wonde...
From northwest Africa and Southwest Asia. Actually a giant vetch, this cool-season bean is best known ...
Shallots resemble onions and,like them, are in the genusAllium. Thought to have originatedin ...